Facebook will block the convening of events at the White House on the day of the inauguration

Updates: 16.01.2021 00:13

Washington – Facebook will block the possibility of convening events on its network near important government buildings in Washington on the day of the inauguration of the new President Joe Biden. The operator of the well-known social network stated this in a report on his blog on Friday. He also added that he would control all actions of January 20 related to the inauguration of the president and cancel those that would violate his rules.

The company responds to events from last Wednesday, when a crowd of President Donald Trump’s supporters violently broke into the Washington Capitol after violent statements and calls for action on social networks escalated in previous weeks. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) also warned of armed protests in the days just before the inauguration.

Facebook has announced some more restrictions. If it detects “repeated violations of our policy” to a user of such an account, it will block the user from uploading live videos, creating events, or managing a site or group.

The question of the responsibility of technology giants for content published on their platforms is a topic currently under discussion. Twitter, Instagram and Facebook have recently blocked the accounts of US President Donald Trump, whom he accuses of provoking his supporters to attack the US Congress headquarters last Wednesday.

Source: České noviny – hlavní události by www.ceskenoviny.cz.

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